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Faculty receive continued funding for mathematics instruction project

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Dr. Lynda Plymate, professor of mathematics at Missouri State University, and Dr. Diana Piccolo, assistant professor of childhood education and family studies, received a renewed grant of $364,570.48 from the Missouri Department of Higher Education (MoDHE) for their project “Transforming Mathematics Instruction Using Inquiry and One-to-One Environments (TRIM I+21) Year 2.”

Funds for this project were provided by a grant from Title II, Part A, of the Improving Teacher Quality Grant administered by MoDHE. The total costs of the project are financed with $295,331.49 in federal funds and $69,238.98 from non-federal governmental sources.

The Improving Teacher Quality Grant is provided to create quality teachers and principals, and to increase student academic achievement.

For more information, contact Plymate at (417) 836-4152.


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